As the new year began, here's how locals characterized their feelings toward Mayor Steve Bach in an Independent/Luce Research poll:
About the poll: The Independent has contracted with Luce Research, a national survey company based in Colorado Springs, to poll local residents. Between Jan. 4 and 8, 604 registered voters were surveyed by phone: 422 who live in Colorado Springs, and 182 outside the Springs, in El Paso County.
We controlled gender and age ratios to ensure an accurate representation of the local voting community. Within those demographic categories, individuals were called randomly at the numbers on their voter registration forms: 48 percent of those surveyed were registered Republicans; 24 percent, registered Democrats; and 28 percent, unaffiliated.
In theory, in 19 cases out of 20, our findings will differ by no more than 4.9 percent in either direction from the results had every eligible Colorado Springs voter been surveyed.